|Manufacturer||Dodge (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)|
|Also called||Fiat Freemont (Australia/Europe/Brazil/China/South Korea)
Dodge JC (Japan)
Dodge JCUV (China)
|Assembly||Mexico: Toluca, Mexico State (TCA)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Five-door SUV|
|Layout||Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Platform||Chrysler JC platform|
|Engine||2.0 L VW I4 (t/c diesel)
2.0 L JTD I4 (t/c diesel)
2.4 L World I4 (gasoline)
2.7 L LH V6 (gasoline)
3.5 L EGG V6 (gasoline)
3.6 L Pentastar V6 (gasoline)
|Transmission||4-speed Ultradrive 41TE automatic
5-speed Magna T355 manual
6-speed Aisin BG6 manual
6-speed Fiat C635 manual
6-speed Getrag Mps6 DCT automatic
6-speed Ultradrive 62TE automatic
|Wheelbase||113.8 in (2,890 mm)|
|Length||192.4 in (4,887 mm)|
|Width||72.2 in (1,834 mm)|
|Height||66.6 in (1,692 mm)
R/T: 69.5 in (1,765 mm)
|Curb weight||3,818 lb (1,732 kg)|
Dodge Caravan (short-wheelbase version only)
Unveiled first at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, and later appearing at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Identified internally as the JC49, the Journey shares a modified platform with the Dodge Avenger and an identical wheelbase to the outgoing short wheel base Chrysler minivan, a slightly shorter wheelbase 113.8 in (2,891 mm) than the outgoing Chrysler Pacifica. Featuring 5 or (5+2) passenger seating with four forward-hinged doors, the Journey is available with a four-cylinder engine, as with past models of the Chrysler minivans.
Production versions of 2009 model year vehicles went on sale in March 2008 in North America, and mid-2008 elsewhere. A version for the Chinese market was unveiled at Auto China in 2008, marketed as the JCUV. Initial model production began in 2009. Freemont went on sale in Russia in 2013.
Halfway through the 2009 model year, the model name emblem moved to the right-end of the trunk lid, replaced by the brand emblem.
Revisions for the 2011 model year include modifications to the grille, lower front fascia, redesigned interior, suspension, steering, powertrain, and use of Dodge's new logo, launched in 2010, as well as LED Tailights as standard on SE and above trim levels.
For the 2012 model year, the Journey becomes Dodge's smallest SUV after its smaller but more expensive counterpart, the Nitro finished production. Chrysler added the Dodge logo with two slanted rectangles for the 2013 Model Year instead of just showing the Dodge text as in the 2012 models.
North American models
The following trims were available in North America from 2008 to 2010:
- SE - 2.4L 173 hp (129 kW) I4
- SXT - 3.5L 235 hp (175 kW) V6
- SXT AWD - 3.5L 235 hp (175 kW) V6
- R/T - 3.5L 235 hp (175 kW) V6
- R/T AWD - 3.5L 235 hp (175 kW) V6
- Aluminum hood.
- Composite plastic tailgate.
- One-third of the Journey's body-structure, by weight, made of high-strength steel.
- Second row H-point is 1.6 inches (40.6 mm) higher than the first row; third row 0.6 inches (15.2 mm) (17 mm) higher still.
- Rear doors open 90-degree angle allowing for easy rear access and helping child-seat installation.
- Markets outside North America, in both LHD & RHD.
- Under-floor storage lockers behind front seats.
- Rear climate control vents and optional rear climate control panel (Only Available on 3 row seven passenger trims).
- Extra power outlets.
- Optional hard-drive-based stereo/navigation/phone system.
- Optional Interior child-view mirror.
- Optional booster seats (these are not integrated child seats but are aimed at older children).
- Theatre seating (second row is substantially higher than the first row).
- Third row of optional foldaway "occasional use" seats (with minimal seat height and legroom).
- Gas mileage: 16–19 mpg-US (15–12 L/100 km; 19–23 mpg-imp) city, 23–25 mpg-US (10.2–9.4 L/100 km; 28–30 mpg-imp) highway (2008 United States Environmental Protection Agency figures).
- Standard (US & Canada) multi-stage front driver and passenger air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, three-row side-curtain air bags, standard four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability program (ESP), and electronic roll mitigation, brake assist.
- Traction control, rollover sensing, optional trailer sway control, tire pressure monitors, and an optional rear backup camera.
The Freemont had its Italian launch in the end of May 2011. The Freemont has different suspension tuning and cosmetics changes in front and rear bumpers. The interior is identical between the two models, only differing in the logo and trim.
The Freemont has two front-wheel-drive turbodiesel variants the 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) and the 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) version of Fiat's 2.0 L Multijet turbodiesel. Later will be introduced all-wheel-drive version of 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) diesel and the Pentastar V6.
In Australia and Brazil, both the Freemont and the Journey are available for sale. However, to create a distinct market for the two vehicles, the Freemont is only available with the 2.0 and 2.4L 4-cylinder engines, while the Journey is now only sold with the Pentastar V6 engine (both engines were available before the launch of the Freemont).
The Freemont was originally available in LHD markets only, except the Netherlands. Fiat Group Automobiles Netherlands did not offer the Fiat Freemont on the Dutch market due to the Dutch tax climate that would make the car to expensive to become a sales success. However, a RHD model was introduced to Australia, but not the United Kingdom. In January 2011, What Car? expressed doubts for the model to reach the United Kingdom.
The available four-cylinder is a 2.4 L (146 cu in), with 173 hp (129 kW) and 166 lb·ft (225 N·m) of torque; a version of Chrysler's GEMA built, World Engine class of four-cylinder engines shared with Hyundai and Mitsubishi.
Through 2010, the V6 offered in North America was a 3.5 L (214 cu in) with a six-speed automatic transmission, producing 235 hp (175 kW) and 232 lb·ft (315 N·m) of torque. For 2011, it was changed to the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, producing 283 hp (211 kW) and 260 lb·ft (350 N·m) torque. Other markets offer the six-speed automatic transmission with the flex-fuel (E85 compatible) 2.7-liter V6. All-wheel drive is only available with a V6.
Also through 2010 a Volkswagen-sourced diesel engine was available outside of North America with an automatically shifted dual clutch transmission. Chrysler performed primary engineering for the dual-clutch transmission with support from long-time partner Getrag, which was to build the transmission in the United States. Due to funding issues, this did not happen, and the factory, nearly finished, was sold and used for other purposes.
For the second generation in 2011 it was replaced by the Fiat 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with 140 hp (100 kW) or 170 hp (130 kW) and 258 lb·ft (350 N·m) of torque and a manual or optional automatic six-speed transmission.
|Model||Engine||Displacement||Power (SAE)||Torque (SAE)||Fuel economy (MPG)||Years|
|2.4 World||l4||2,360 cc (144 cu in)||173 hp (129 kW; 175 PS) @6000 rpm||225 N·m (166 lb·ft) @4000 rpm||19 city/26 hwy||2008–|
|3.5 Chrysler SOHC||V6||3,518 cc (214.7 cu in)||235 hp (175 kW; 238 PS) @6400 rpm||315 N·m (232 lb·ft) @4000 rpm||2008–2011|
|3.6 Pentastar V6||V6||3,604 cc (219.9 cu in)||283 hp (211 kW; 287 PS) @6350 rpm||353 N·m (260 lb·ft) @4400 rpm||17 city/25 hwy||2011–|
|Model||Engine||Displacement||Power (EU)||Torque (EU)||Fuel economy (MPG)||Years|
|2.4 World||l4||2360 cc||170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @6000 rpm||220 N·m (160 lb·ft) @4400 rpm||2008–2011|
|2.7 Chrysler LH||V6||2736 cc||185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp) @5500 rpm||256 N·m (189 lb·ft) @4000 rpm||2008–2011|
|2.0 CRD (diesel)||I4||1968 cc||140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @4000 rpm||310 N·m (229 lb·ft) @1750–2500 rpm||2008–2011|
|Model||Engine||Displacement||Power (EC)||Torque (EC)||Fuel economy (MPG)||CO2 emission (g/km)|
|2.4 World||l4||2360 cc||170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @6000 rpm||220 N·m (160 lb·ft) @4400 rpm|
|3.6 Pentastar||V6||3604 cc||280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) @6000 rpm||342 N·m (252 lb·ft) @4350 rpm|
|2.0 Fiat Multijet (diesel)||I4||1956 cc||140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @4000 rpm||350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @1750–2500 rpm|
|2.0 Fiat Multijet (diesel)||I4||1956 cc||170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) @4000 rpm||350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @1750–2500 rpm||28 city/43 hwy||180|
|Euro NCAP test results|
|Fiat Freemont (2011)|
|Side Pole Driver:|
|Rollover FWD:||/ 18.5%|
|Rollover AWD:||/ 17.9%|
|Calendar Year||United States||Canada||Outside North America||Total|
Dodge Journeys marketed in Japan are known as Dodge JC because "Journey" has been used by Isuzu Motors. JCs were qualified by the Japanese government to be included in Subsidy Scheme for Environmentally Friendly Vehicles.
While Chryser CEO announced, on 25 March 2013, the company's desire to discontinue most of the Dodge brand outside North America the same year (rebranding 2013-14 Journeys as "Fiat Freemonts" for some markets), there was no further update for the North American market. The reveal of the 30th Anniversary 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan saw speculation arise regarding the upcoming 2016 or 2017 Chrysler Town & Country built on D-EVO LW platform (which is based on the "extended wheelbase" adaptation of CUSW), which may indicate that the "Dodge Caravan" nameplate could be reserved for an eventual Journey successor.
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